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[Movie 2014] Five Minutes To Tomorrow (China and Japan Co-Production) 深夜前的五分钟


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Five Minutes To Tomorrow 深夜前的五分钟
Directed by Isao Yukisada
Release Date: October 23, 2014

Ryo is a Japanese clockmaker living in Shanghai, China. He meets and falls in love with a woman named Ruolan. Ruolan has an identical twin sister named Rumei who is engaged to a man named Tianlun. When the twin sisters go on an overseas trip, Ruolan dies in an accident. Rumei returns home alone. Tianlun, Rumei's fiancee, begins to believe that the woman who returned is actually Ruolan and that it was Rumei who died. Tianlun asks Ryo to meet with her. Ryo also becomes uncertain about the identity of the twin who returned.

Liu Shishi as Ruolan and Rumei
Haruma Miura as Ryo
Joseph Chang as Tianlun

Sources: Busan International Film Festival and Asianwiki.com
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The issues of time and identity surface in multiple ways, both in front of and behind the camera, in “Five Minutes to Tomorrow,” the latest feature by Isao Yukisada (“Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World”).  The Japanese director decided to set his story in China – with a few shots in Mauritius – in a Mandarin-language film.  Loosely adapted from a couple of Takayoshi Honda novels by the same name, the main cast consists of a Chinese actress (Cecilia Liu Shishi (刘诗诗)), a Taiwanese actor (Joseph Chang Hsiao-chuan (张孝全)) and a Japanese actor (Haruma Miura (三浦春馬)).  Liu, in fact, plays adult twin sisters who are introduced as children in a flashback sequence to start the film.  They decide to swap their red and blue dresses following an incident when one of them smashes a window; not surprisingly, the case of mistaken identity and subsequent punishment sets the tone for the twins’ lifelong relationship.

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